Phoenix infant dies in hot car; 2nd such death in city in 2 days

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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department says that an infant left for about two hours in a hot car has died — the second such death in the past two days in the city.

Captain Larry Subervi says firefighters were called on Saturday to investigate a report of a 1-year-old girl in a car in a neighborhood on the south side.

Subervi says in a statement that the mother found the child, which was pronounced dead the scene.

Phoenix police are investigating. Subervi says that the incident appears to be an accident.

On Friday, authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after being left alone in a hot car in a northeast Phoenix neighborhood in triple-digit conditions.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say emergency personnel were called to the scene about 4 p.m. Friday. Police say that when officers arrived, witnesses reported the baby had been left in the vehicle for an extended period of time. The boy was pronounced dead a short time later.